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Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin
Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin (1690-1768) was a French flutist and composer of the late Baroque period. Born in Provence, Buffardin was a flute soloist at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden from 1715 to 1749. He was the teacher of Johann Joachim Quantz as well as of Johann Sebastian Bach's brother, Johann Jacob Bach, whom he met in Constantinople. Buffardin's Sonata for Flute is the only work which it is certain he wrote.

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